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Re: 200q supporting with floor jacks
I would never use a jack stand of any type for long term elevated
support. I use the jack stand as a safety device - the car is on the jack
AND the jack stand when I am underneath it.
For long term elevated support, the car is on ramps.
'91 200q 280k km
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Berrevoets <email@example.com>
To: Fred Munro <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Don & Lori <email@example.com>
Cc: Quattro List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 8:56 AM
Subject: RE: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> Kind of hate to differ with you on this one, but using the jacking points
> the sills for long term elevated support is risking damage (crush) to the
> sills (or rocker panel). The rubber pads are (IMHO) more suitable for any
> extended lifting, as in jack stands, keeping in mind that the factory
> designed those lift point for servicing and repairing the vehicle at
> garages. Most garages (and dealerships) will not use jack stands for
> repairs. They do not tend to keep cars in the garage unless they are being
> worked on by a mechanic at a workstation that, if lifting is required,
> includes a hoist for long duration elevation of the vehicle.
> ETKA describes part number 443 804 584 A as a "Bracket for elevating
> I personally would still use the jacking point (or suitable suspension
> mounting point) for the lifting and the rubber pads for any extended work.
> They also have the benefit of compressing to take any unevenness in the
> driveway or garage floor effectively out and make for a "rock steady"
> working platform.
> Peter Berrevoets
> 1990 200TQ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Fred Munro
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 7:59 AM
> To: email@example.com; don & lori
> Cc: Quattro List
> Subject: Re: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> As per the Bentley, the rubber pads are the jacking points for floor
> jacks and hydraulic lift arms. I use a piece of 2x4 in the cup of my floor
> jack to make sure the edges of the lift cup don't contact the body when
> rubber pad compresses.
> I usually put the jack stands under the lift points for the OEM jack
> the body sills, but have also used suitable suspension mounting points
> Fred Munro
> '91 200q 281k km
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Berrevoets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: don & lori <email@example.com>
> Cc: Quattro List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 2:25 AM
> Subject: RE: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> > the rubber pads are for the jack stands, use the lifting points on the
> > sills for the jack itself or if using a hydraulic jack, consider using
> > outboard portions of the sub frames for lifting.
> > Peter Berrevoets
> > 1990 200TQ
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > Behalf Of don & lori
> > Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 1:11 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> > where is best place to support stands on a
> > 200q. will be lifting with floor jack
> > and can see rubber pads on underside
> > of car for using jack. not sure where to
> > place support stands.
> > apprec. any help.
> > don
> > ps raising car to change parking brake
> > cables.